There is a heated political battle that could soon boil over in the race for the district B Houston city council race. It’s where two men are in a runoff for the seat once held by Jarvis Johnson. On one end you have long time Johnson staffer Alvin Byrd and the other contender is Jerry Davis. He’s the brother of Breakfast Klub owner Marcus Davis. At the center of this race is a controversy over Davis’ residency. Many are asking does he actually live in the district and how long has he lived in the home he’s now claiming as his residence. Davis tells the Insite he moved into his Houston which is in the district back in 2010. He says he’s lived there long enough under city rules to run for the council seat. Davis also says he spent 25 years growing up in the district before leaving in 2000. He says he’s just like any other young person who leaves home to go to college and then eventually returns. Davis says he wants to focus on the issues in the community rather than the residency issue which he says is not an issue. Davis has another home listed in Brazoria County which carries his homestead exemption but he maintains the Houston house is his current residence. The runoff between Byrd and Davis is set for December 10th!
|DeAnne & Mike Barber|
Congratulations to a very famous former Houston athlete who’s found his calling in life. That man is Mike Barber. The former Houston Oiler stepped off the football field and into the prison ministry 25 years ago and he’s still going strong pushing the word of God. But Barber isn’t alone on his crusade. He’s also had his wife of 36 years Deanne right by his side spreading the gospel. Mrs. Barber says she’s very excited to celebrate 25 years of reaching out to those who are incarcerated. The very active couple still travels the country ministering to those who are behind bars. Happy 25th anniversary to the Barbers!
Investigators in the Houston Police Department’s Juvenile Division Sex Crimes Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying any potential young victims of a suspect arrested and charged in a child pornography investigation.
The suspect, Christopher Ian Hilton (b/m, DOB: 4-20-79), is charged with three counts of promotion of child pornography in the 184th State District Court. A photo of Hilton is attached to this news release.
Hilton was arrested on November 17 without incident after authorities determined he was downloading child pornography on his home computer.
Investigators said Hilton’s past employment history indicates he had access to children. Information was obtained during the investigation that Hilton may also have molested several children. As a result, HPD investigators are asking anyone who knows of such a child victimized by Hilton to contact the Juvenile Division at 713-731-5335.
NOTE: At 2 p.m. TODAY (Wednesday, Nov. 30), an investigator in the Juvenile Division will be available to answer questions in this case in the first floor roll call room at the HPD Stringfellow Southeast Police Station at 8300 Mykawa Road.
The Insite has learned there is a fundraising effort to make Harris County deputies more visible from the sky. That’s the problem the helicopter unit from the sheriff’s department seems to have when they’re in the ir during a hot pursuit according to Bob Goerlitz. He’s the president for the Harris County Deputies Organization. Goerlitz says he’d like to see big bold squad unit numbers on top of their vehicles like at HPD. Goerlitz says he realizes the county is facing serious budget issues and now is not the time to ask for such an expense. That’s why deputies are turning to the public for help. They’re hoping to raise money through private donations to but a former of tape to go on squad cars to make them visible to department’s helicopters. If you’re interested in helping out contact the Harris County Deputies Organization in Houston. They can be reached at: 713-659-0005!
|Pulled over at the Walmart in The Woodlands|
By now you’ve likely seen the hilarious photos from the website the People of Walmart. But what you haven’t seen is how some try to get to Walmart. The Insite spotted this man being pulled over at the Walmart on Woodlands Parkway by Montgomery County deputies after allegedly driving to America’s favorite store on what appeared to be some sort of golf cart. The man was held by deputies while they ran his serial number I guess because there was no license plate. A check of local law indicates you simply can’t drive your golf cart to Walmart on a public street. What is the law in Montgomery County? Lt. Dan Norris at the sheriff’s department says if your vehicle is not legally registered then you can’t drive it down a public street anywhere in the state!
TEXAS LAW ON USING YOUR GOLF CART: Laws On Driving Your Golf Cart As A Licensed Vehcile!
|Pills in the mail|
|The recovery disk|
The Insite received a letter from a Houston man who’s very upset. That man is Wayne Shields. He tells me he ordered a system recovery disk from HP when his computer crashed earlier this month. Shields says when he received the disk in the mail and opened the package he was shocked to find a plastic baggy full of pills. It came in a Fedex package with the recovery disk he says he received from HP. Shields says he’s not been able to get a viable answer from HP why he received the pills other than it was shipped from a third party. Shields has since filed a police report to insure the pills were not an illegal substance. He’s also filed a complaint with HP. The Insite has also placed a call to HP for a response and I will post it as soon as I get one. Here’s how Shields describe the ordeal in a letter to the Insite:
My name is Wayne Shields…A friend of mine told me to contact you for a possible story. For background, my computer crashed the week of November 11th. I have an HP laptop. After checking around I was directed to call HP to have them send me a Vista recovery disk. I called them on November 11th and was told that the disk would he shipped soon. I received a FedEx package on Monday the 14th. Inside of the package was a ziploc bag with the disk, as well as another ziploc hag containing some white pills. I called HP and at first they told me that the disk came directly from Microsoft, and they gave me a contact number for them. At this time I called HPD to have them come to my house and look at the pills to make sure they were not something illegal. They came out and told me that the pills were not illegal, and that they would not be able to do anything further. After talking to Microsoft and having them confirm that the disk did not come from them I called back HP and filled a complaint. I still have the pills, as well as the package that they came in. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me.
Fox News: Michael Jackson’s personal physician was sentenced today to four years behind bars for the singer’s June 2009 death from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Conrad Murray, 58, was convicted Nov. 7 of involuntary manslaughter.
Despite the four-year sentence, the exact amount of time Murray will serve behind bars was unclear due to overcrowding in the county jail system, where he will spend his time.
Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and Houston Texans Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver Andre Johnson announced today (Nov. 29) the official kickoff of HPD’s annual Blue Santa Christmas Program.
Photos of today’s announcement are attached to this news release.
The purpose of today’s event at HPD Headquarters was to encourage public support for the Blue Santa Houston program and encourage Houstonians to donate to Blue Santa to assist as many underprivileged families assisted as possible through community donations and corporate sponsorships. Donations provide more toys for underprivileged youth in our community.
Since 1984, the Blue Santa Houston Program has delivered thousands of gifts, toys and holiday cheer to needy children and their families. The program is expected to provide toys to more than 12,000 kids. Johnson has graciously donated autographed memorabilia to Blue Santa Houston to be auctioned to raise funds this year to provide toys to children in need.
“This is a great time of year for the Houston Police Department,” said Chief McClelland. “This program grew out of a need to give underprivileged kids toys for Christmas. We certainly want to thank Andre Johnson for taking time out of his day to partner with us,” added Chief McClelland.
Andre Johnson said this program is a team effort, “I’d like to thank HPD for having me here and partnering with me again. Hopefully we can help a lot of kids in the community this year.”
Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor, or wishing to make a donation, is asked to contact Officer Martha Bailey at the Blue Santa Hotline at 713-274-8730.